• Remembering a Professor’s Patience, Guidance, and Acumen

    Imagine arriving at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as a newly-minted doctoral student. You’re eager to start going down the road to earning your PhD, but there are a few significant obstacles in your path. The first is that English is your second language and you are nowhere near fluent; writing is particularly difficult for you. The second is that you’ve come to Brooklyn with spouse and child in tow; you will somehow have to attend to the needs of your family in addition to devoting yourself to your studies.

  • Letter from the PIAA President

    Letter from the PIAA President

    Dear Fellow Alumni, It’s a pleasure to be addressing you through the pages of a magazine devoted exclusively to you and your alma mater. The fact that you are reading Cable means that you’re already interested and engaged in what’s going on at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and I hope that you will find the articles contained in this issue an exciting look at all that’s brewing here.

  • Letter from the President

    Letter from the President

    Dear Alumni and Friends,

  • Spotlight on NYU's Urban Future Lab

    Spotlight on NYU's Urban Future Lab

    “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” Felix Lipov, the lead software engineer for Enertiv, says. His company, which is responsible for the eye-catching display hanging at the entrance to the Urban Future Lab (UFL), designs and manufactures meters and sensors that work with proprietary software to give a granular picture of a building’s energy consumption from the circuit-box level—and to provide targeted recommendations about reducing waste—a vital service when by some estimates almost a third of the energy used in commercial buildings is squandered.

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